Friday, 20 April 2018

Wk: 23.04.18

Hello 

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather.

Literacy

Next week we are going to read 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne and we will be carrying out a variety of activities around the text. I will be using Pie Corbett's teaching methods to get the children enthused about story telling and writing. 

Maths

We ended up spending the week on number facts and subtractions so we are going to cover fractions next week instead. These are the objectives for next week.

  • compare and order fractions with the same denominator
  • begin to recognise equivalences of 1/2
  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
Reminder: On Monday the children are having their whole class photo. Can you ensure the children look as smart as usual. :) 

Have a great weekend,
Mrs Costi

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Wk 16.04.18

Hello

I hope the children enjoyed the Easter holidays and are well rested and ready to start the new term.

Here is an overview of the topics being taught next half term.


Science


In Science we are learning about ‘Plants’. The children will be learning the names of different parts of plants and the jobs they do. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well, and will present their findings to their classmates. They will have the chance to predict what will happen in an investigation into the transportation of water within plants. They will work in a hands-on way to identify the parts of a flower, and will explore the different stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant.



History and Geography

Our history and geography units will be linked together and the children will be learning about ‘Vikings and Anglo- Saxons’ and 'Invaders and Settlers'. They will learn about the raids and invasions by Vikings in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The children will learn who the Vikings were as well as when and where they raided and settled. They will learn about significant events from the period and order these chronological on a timeline. The children will find out about the Anglo-Saxon Kings who ruled during the Viking Age and examine their influence and significance in British history. In addition to this, they will learn about the Anglo-Saxon justice system and compare and contrast crimes, punishments and laws with their modern day equivalents. The children will also have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of everyday Viking life. They will explore the types of houses that the Vikings lived in, what clothes they wore and the types of food they ate.


Design and Technology
In design and technology the children will be learning about 'Moving Monsters'. They will have the chance to get to grips with pneumatic systems before designing, making and evaluating their own monster with moving parts. 


PSHE
In PSHE we are looking at relationships and how people change.



Religious Education



Sacred text and stories, their guidance and impact
The children will explore the power of faith stories and sacred writing from the Christian and Islamic traditions. They will consider what is a sacred text, beliefs about its origin and how it should be treated.


Taking responsibility for living together, values and respect
The children will consider their responsibility for the world and for each other and some religious and worldview responses. (e.g. What kind of world did Jesus want?). They will consider what rules different communities follow about caring for the world/each other. 


Right and wrong, just and fair
The children will learn about justice and fairness through the work of development charities (e.g. Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, Oxfam or their local religious charity group) and apply their own ideas on matters that are important. The children will explore faith stories that illustrate justice and fairness and how to treat each other.


This is what we will be covering in literacy and maths next week.


Literacy - Adventure Stories


Next week we are going to explore story telling activities. The children will carry out a variety of tasks which will encourage them to be creative story inventors. They will learn to retell stories off by heart and improve the language and description used. They will revise the structure of simple, compound and complex sentences and carry out a variety of sentence building games.


Maths


Here are the objectives we will be covering in maths:

  • Add 3-digit and 1-digit numbers mentally, using number facts
  • subtract 1-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers mentally using number facts
  • add and subtract multiples of 10 by counting on and back in 10s and using number facts to cross 100s
  • compare and order fractions with the same denominator
  • begin to recognise equivalences of 1/2
  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

I hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend.
Mrs Costi

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Easter Holiday

Hello

The children do not have spellings to learn over the Easter holiday but they are expected to practise their times tables. Here are a few links to some games they may play.
https://www.timestables.co.uk/games/
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

I hope you have a lovely Easter break. :)

Mrs Costi





Friday, 23 March 2018

Wk 26.03.18

Hello,

I hope you are having a good week.

Literacy
In litercay, the children will be planning and writng an animal's imaginary diary in small groups.

Maths
I have prepared some Easter related problem solving questions to solve.

'What a Knight'
The children are looking forward to the year 5,4 and 4 production, 'What a Knight' and I look forward to seeing you all at the either the Tuesday afternoon production at 1:30 or the Wednesday evening production at 6:30.

Easter Egg Competition
The children will be given a Polystyrene egg to decorate in school. We will provide a variety of materials which they may use but are also welcome to bring in their own if they wish. If they would like to bring in materials to dectorate their eggs then please can they bring them in by Wednesday.

Spellings - Adverbs


rudely
sleepily
gently
calmly
lazily
loudly
kindly
crossly
excitedly
nervously
selfishly
noisily
rapidly
quietly
rudely
politely
truthfully
shakily
enthusiastically
anxiously
fortunately
mysteriously
suspiciously
hastily
innocently
recklessly
patiently
inquisitively
irritably
joyously

I hope you all have a good weekend.
Mrs Costi


Friday, 16 March 2018

Wk 19.03.18

Literacy

 Next week we will be reading the following texts
  • The day I swapped my dad for two goldfish by Neil Gaiman
  • The diary of a killer cat by Anne Fine
  • The diary of a lively Labrador- Author unknown
 These are the objectives we will be covering:
  • To create a poster.
  • To improvise a scene based on a story.
  • To learn how prefixes can be used.
  • To recognise how the spelling of verbs change depending on whether they are in the past, present, future.
  • To use adverbs and adverbials.
Pre learning: If your child would like to, they can write a fiction diary from an animals perspective to share next week with the class.

Maths 
  • Double and halve numbers up to 100 by partitioning
  • solve word problems involving doubling and halving
  • multiply numbers between 10 and 25 by 1-digit numbers using the grid method
  • divide multiples of 10 by 1-digit numbers using known tables facts
  • see the relation between multiplication and division

NO FOOTBALL KIT NEEDED
The children will not have their football lesson on Monday due to Sports Relief activities going on throughout the week.

The children can wear sports wear on Friday for Sports Relief.

Library Books
Children must remember to bring their library books in every Friday to be changed.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Costi

Friday, 9 March 2018

Wk: 12.03.18

Hello

I hope you are having a good week. Here are the objectives for next week.

Literacy

The children really enjoyed reading 'Fantastic Mr Fox' this week and the lessons we covered. We will continue to read the rest of the book next week. The children practised writing dialogues between two characters and focused on how they should punctuate their sentences. Next week the children will be planning their own versions of the story (with new characters) and will write one chapter, which needs to include dialogue.

Pre-learning: The children can start to think about the characters they would like to use in their stories. They will need to make up their own animal family and enemies.

Maths
  • Order 3-digit numbers and find numbers between
  • solve subtractions of 3-digit - 3-digit numbers using counting up (Frog)
  • use counting up and counting back as strategies to perform mental subtractions
  • choose to solve a given subtraction by counting up or counting back
Geography homework:
I sent home some work for the children to do over the weekend. Please can they ask 15 adults what their job is, how they travel to work and if they work locally. They will then use the results in their next geography lesson. I explained to the children that they do not need to see these people but a phone call or text to a family friend or relative would be enough.

Spellings

These are the spellings for next week. The children will have the challenge they chose in their blue books. When I notice the children getting all the spellings correct each week, I will be encouraging them to choose a harder challenge.

Challenge 1
said
barked
shouted
cried
stormed
babbled
Challenge 2
argued
barked
bellowed
raged
screamed
roared
stormed
denied
moaned
interrupted
 
Challenge 3
bellowed
bickered
growled
jeered
snarled
denied
doubted
smirked
shrieked
squealed
whimpered
whined

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Costi

Friday, 2 March 2018

Wk: 05.03.18

Hello

I hope you are all well. I had a lovely first week back and it was really nice getting to know all the children.

They have shown me enthusiasm towards their learning and I look forward to seeing them progress throughout the year.

Literacy: 

(Stories about imaginary worlds-Fiction Unit)
Next week we will start reading 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. The children will be familiarising themselves with story and the characters through role play, writing character profiles, writing dialogues between the characters and will create a story map by the end of the week. This will then prepare them for the next part of this unit, which will be taught the following week.

Maths:

  • Tell the time to the nearest minute on analogue and digital clocks (minutes past and minutes to)
  • time events in minutes and seconds
  • find a time after a given interval (not crossing the hour)
  • calculate time intervals
  • solve word problems involving time
Spellings:

These are the spellings I would have given out today. Could you please help them choose their challenge. Thank you.

They will have their spelling lesson on Monday now as they would have had it today. They are learning how to spell words with the prefix, 'auto' and ' super'.

Challenge 1
automatic
autopilot
autofocus
superman
superstar
superpower

Challenge 2

automatic
autopilot
autobiography
autograph
autofocus
superstar
supernatural
supermarket
superpower
supervise

Challenge 3

automatic
autopilot
autobiography
autograph
autofocus
superficial
supernatural
superhuman
superpower
supervise
supersonic 

Times Tables

Could you also help them choose their times tables to learn if they got 11 or 12 out of 12 in their last test. If not, they can continue to practise the ones they were learning.


Have a great weekend.



Mrs Costi
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